Neanderthals made it all the way to Siberia, some 1,200 miles (2,000 kilometers) farther east than previously thought, new DNA evidence suggests. Scientists have long known ..........
Submerged stone structures lying just below the waters off Yonaguni Jima are actually the ruins of a Japanese Atlantis -- an ancient city sunk by an earthquake about 2,000 years ago. That's the belief of Masaaki Kimura, a marine geologist
When every known speaker of the language Amurdag gets together, there's still no one to talk to. Native Australian Charlie Mungulda is the only person alive known to speak that language, one of thousands around the world on the brink of extincti
2,000-year old Sumerian cities torn apart and plundered by robbers. The very walls of the mighty Ur of the Chaldees cracking under the strain of massive troop movements, the privatisation of looting as landlords buy up the remaining sites
Secrets contained in fragile documents such as the Dead Sea Scrolls are to be revealed using one of the most powerful light sources in the Universe. British scientist are using a giant instrument - in essence an extremely powerful torch
Archaeologists digging in northern Israel have discovered evidence of a 3,000-year-old beekeeping industry, including remnants of ancient honeycombs, beeswax and what they believe are the oldest intact beehives ever found.
Meet the surprising array of Americans who choose to bear arms.
Why did humans evolve to walk upright? Perhaps because it's just plain easier. Make that "energetically less costly," in science-speak, and you have the conclusion of researchers who are proposing a likely reason for our modern gait.
Deep in the Congolese jungle is a band of apes that, according to local legend, kill lions, catch fish and even howl at the moon. Local hunters speak of massive creatures that seem to be some sort of hybrid between a chimp and a gorilla.
Archelogists in Sarpsborg have found one thousand year old skeletal remaines that appear to be Incan. The skeletal remains were found during conservations work at St. Nicolas church in Sarpsborg a city 45 miles southeast of Oslo
Google is expanding its empire into universities with entire campus e-mail networks switching over to using Google's e-mail service. This will give the internet company a "relationship for life" with students - who can carry on using t
Scientists who spent a year photographing orangutans in the rain forest say the trait probably evolved in ancient apes navigating the treetops long before ancestors of humans climbed to the ground. But it's more in tune with fossil evidence,
The Great Ape Trust in Des Moines, Iowa, is home to 7 bonobos -- a close relative of the chimpanzee -- and 3 orangutans. But if you think Iowa might be a strange place for them to live, don't say it out loud … these apes understand English.
Archaeologists in Greece have discovered a rare 2,700-year-old piece of fabric inside a copper urn from a burial they speculated imitated the elaborate cremation of soldiers described in Homer's "Iliad." The yellowed, brittle materia
An Israeli archaeologist has found the tomb of King Herod, the legendary builder of ancient Jerusalem and the Holy Land, Hebrew University said. The tomb is at a site called Herodium. Herod built a palace on the hill, and researchers discovered his b
The University of Granada study of Gorham's cave on Gibraltar shows the Neanderthal extinction could have been determined by environmental and climate changes, and not by competitiveness with modern humans.
"You can't hide anything anymore," Don Tapscott says. Coauthor of The Naked Corporation, a book about corporate transparency, and Wikinomics, If you engage in corporate flimflam, people will find out.
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of two dozen children who were apparent sacrificial victims to a rain god by ancient Indians in Mexico, researchers said.
Savannah chimpanzees, which can make weapons to hunt other primates for meat, can also seek refuge in caves, much like our earliest human ancestors. New findings suggest the chimps apparently shelter themselves in caves to hide from the extreme Af
The new analysis of the rhesus monkey genome reveals that humans and the macaques share about 93% of their DNA. By comparison, humans and chimpanzees share about 98 to 99% of their DNA. Illuminate what makes humans different from other apes in ways t
Ancient Mexicans brought human sacrifice victims from hundreds of miles (km) away over centuries to sanctify a pyramid in the oldest city in North America, an archeologist said.
The remains of one of the earliest modern humans to inhabit eastern Asia have been unearthed in a cave in China. The find could shed light on how our ancestors colonized the East, a movement that is only poorly understood by anthropologists.
A French architect claimed to have uncovered the mystery about how Egypt's Great Pyramid of Khufu was built - with use of a spiral ramp to hoist huge stone blocks into place.
It's a rare chance to smell the scent of ancient history - typically a mix of natural spices and olive oil - thanks to an exhibit in Rome featuring fragrances from the world's oldest known perfume factory.
But a new exhibit called "The Ancient Americas" shows that the Western Hemisphere was home to hundreds of diverse societies established long before European explorers arrived in the late 15th and early 16th centuries.
A 7,000-year-old dwelling mound has been found in Germany, causing a stir among archaeologists. It is the first find of its kind in Western Europe. By building and rebuilding on the rubble of their own architectural remains, sedentary humans managed
The oldest surviving fragments of the Babylonian epic we now call Gilgamesh date back to the 18th century—the 18th century before the Christian era, that is, more than 3,700 years ago. Gilgamesh is the earliest classic of world literature.
Chimpanzees have been seen using spears to hunt bush babies, U.S. researchers said in a study that demonstrates a whole new level of tool use and planning by our closest living relatives.
The Clovis people, known for their distinctive spear points, likely were not the first humans in the Americas, according to research placing their presence as more recent than previously believed.
A mud brick tomb dating back more than 4,000 years has been discovered near Egypt's most ancient pyramid. The tomb belonged to Ka-Hay, who kept divine records, and his wife. Found 5 wooden statues depicting the tomb's owner and his wife in a